EXTREME ALLERGY NOTE:
There is to
be NO ROSEMARY at any event at all. Please make certain
that there is no rosemary present in any food, beverage,
or gift prepared for or presented to Their Highnesses.
Harken back, all ye good gentles of Caid to a time of Myth
and Legend, an Age of Heroes, when a Greek King won a Persian
Bride and brought peace to warring lands. Well did They rule
for a time; but there were those in His kingdom that resented
a Persian ruler and those in Her kingdom that saw Her ascension
to the throne as little more than a decorative captivity. Though
they distrusted each the other, the two factions found common
ground in their desire to dissolve this union.
The Greek dissenters smuggled the Persian insurgents into
the capital and, under cover of dark night, the Persians stole
into the palace and kidnapped the Queen. The King, who had
been away on campaign, returned mere days later and his wrath
was terrible to behold. Though tired from campaigning, His
army shared the King's affront and they prepared to march once
The King would need to move quickly to try and intercept the
foul brigands that had stolen His Queen, so He took with Him
only 100 of his best Hoplites. They chased the insurgents to
a walled city at the edge of the desert. The King knew he was
ill-equipped to lay siege to the city but he had a plan. During
Their reign, They had accumulated more baskets than the King
could easily count. He sent for the baskets and disguised Himself
and His men as a merchant caravan selling baskets, blue glass
and dried herbs.
Once inside, the King and His men secreted themselves until
after nightfall. Under cover of darkness, they stole inside
the building where the Queen was being held and slew many of
the conspirators. The rest, however, escaped to join the desert
tribes where they continue to hide out. The King, now united
with His Queen, returned home and, together, They swore that
They would hunt down the rest of the conspirators though it
may mean declaring was on the desert tribes.
In the interim, They rested their army until the desert sun
would not beat down quite so hard and the time was right for
Their Majesties welcome hand-made gifts from the artisans
of the realm. They appreciate the thought put into all of the
presentations made by the populace but They have a few small
- Except for the Tournament of Roses Challenge, Her Majesty
asks that you keep the gifts of flowers to a minimum. She
usually does not have enough time to get the flowers to a
place where they can survive to do their beauty justice and
trying to transport several vases full of water and oddly
balanced arrangements can lead to a big mess in Their royal
- Also, please try to avoid presenting gifts in baskets,
unless, of course, they are hand-made and part of the presentation.
The baskets are very nice but they are also very difficult
to transport home.
- Finally, if you wish to present something to Their Royal
Majesties, and it is not a hand-made item or demonstration
of your talents, please consider things that will make it
easier for Them during Their reign.Gifts of Gas cards will
be especially appreciated as it will help Them attend more
events and visit more of the populace during Their reign.
Hope to see you all at Estrella
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Countess Chamayn of Castile
Device: Per chevron azure
and purpure, a mermaid proper crined sable maintaining a
shield and sustaining a trident Or
Persona: Ancient Persian with
the time being roughly 6th Century BC ? 4th Century BC. With
Persia, the Persian wars and Ancient Greece being areas of
interest during this time period.
Color Preferences: Blues,
wine/burgundy, off white/cr?me, baby pink or rose, burgundy
w/gold, prefers natural gold colors over yellows
Fabric Prefernces: Natural
fabrics ? linen, silk, etc
Symbol Preference: Mermaid
Garb Preference: Middle Eastern
(Ghawazee dress/coats, Turkish, Persian Coats); Dance Garb;
Fitted & flowing feminine styles; Middle Eastern Shoes/Boots
- Size 6 Women's (her size does vary, so if an artisan were
to make shoes, she would like to be measured, please contact
Jewelry: Shiny and delicate,
sometimes with bells, jewels or other fun decorations. No
preferences as to color or jewels.
Accessories: Food for Her
Majesty's Steed (Gas cards), Dance Belts, Scarves, Belt Bags/Pouches,
Pillows, Coffee Table/Research Books, Period costuming books
with pictures, Asian Influenced Items
Items such as: Wood Tourney Bench, Wood Bed (prefers easily
portable or multifunctional), Tourney Box, Chairs
Flowers: Favorite flowers
are Gaebra & Daisy?s. As They will be traveling frequently
She would prefer gifts that help make these visits possible.
Food: Prefers healthy foods
that can be eaten easily by hand & on the go. Dislikes spicy
food; tomatoes; onions and sitting down to meals.
Beverages: Vanilla coke; Southern
sweet tea; Arizona tea; Pineapple juice